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Sarah Burnham
Sarah  Burnham


Maple Grove, Minn.

High School:
Wayzata High School



Burnham and Geer to Play in Meijer LPGA Classic

The event will take place June 12-17 outside Grand Rapids.


Burnham and Geer Earn WGCA All-America Honors

MSU has two All-Americans for the first time in program history.


Sarah Burnham Voted to Academic All-District Team

The two-time Big Ten Golfer of the Year owns a 3.3 GPA.


Spartans Finish NCAA Austin Regional in Eighth Place

Sarah Burnham finishes tied for fourth place – best regional finish by a Spartan since 2012.


Spartans Tied For Ninth After Two Rounds in Austin

MSU is six shots back of the top six.


2018 NCAA Austin Regional, Day 1

2018 NCAA Austin Regional, May 7, 2018 Photos: John Weast


2018 Big Ten Women's Golf Championships

2018 Big Ten Women's Golf Championships April 22, 2018


2017 Women's Golf NCAA Championships

2017 Women's Golf NCAA Championships, May 19-22, Sugar Grove, Illinois


2017 NCAA Athens Regional

2017 Women's Golf NCAA Athens Regional, May 8-10, 2017, Athens, Ga.

2014-15 | 2015-16 | 2016-17 | 2017-18

Career Highlights

Second three-time WGCA All-American in school history ... Earned second-team All-America honors in 2018, becoming the first Spartan to do so since 2010 ... Two-time Big Ten Player of the Year (2017, 2018) ... 2018 Mary Fossum Award winner, which goes to the Big Ten player with the lowest stroke average to par (-1.21) ... Three-time first-team All-Big Ten honoree (2016, 2017, 2018) ... Two-time WGCA honorable mention All-America (2017, 2018) ... Ended her career as the school's all-time leader in career average at 72.92 and owns three of the top-five season averages in program history, including a school record 70.68 set in 2017-18 ... Recorded the lowest round in program history and fifth-lowest in NCAA history -- 63 -- at the 2017 Big Ten Championships ... Recorded more career rounds in the 60s (19) than any other Spartan ... 2017 MSU George Alderton Co-Female Athlete of the Year ... Had 14 career top-five finishes and finished in the top 10 in 26 of her 45 career tournaments ... Had three tournament wins ... Two-time Big Ten Championships runner-up ... Voted Big Ten Golfer of the Week six times ... Recorded a career total of 410 birdies (3.1/round).

2017-18 -- Senior
Second team WGCA All-American ... Big Ten Player of the Year, becoming the first player in the history of the program to win the award twice ... Won the Mary Fossum Award, which goes to the Big Ten player with the lowest stroke average to par (-1.21) ... First-team All-Big Ten ... CoSIDA Academic All-District selection ... Set the MSU single-season scoring average record at 70.68 ... Had six top-5 finishes and placed in the top 10 in nine of 11 tournaments ... Won her third career tournament by taking first place with the tournament's lowest winning score since 2010 at 6-under-par 210 ... Named Big Ten Golfer of the Week after winning the Fossum Invitational ... Was the runner-up at the Big Ten Championships for the second straight year at 5-under-par 211 ... Earned her sixth-career Big Ten Golfer of the Week award taking third place and helping the Spartans to second at the Florida State Match-Up ... Posted career-best 54-hole scores of 7-under-par 209 at the Florida State Match-Up and then at the Clemson Invitational ... Tied for fourth place at the NCAA Austin Regional ... Led MSU in total birdies (120), birdies per round (3.87) and under-par rounds (19).

Summer 2017
Advanced to the Round of 32 at the U.S. Amateur Championship ... Was the runner-up in the Minnesota Women's State Open with a six-under-par 138 (68-70) at Deer Run Golf Club, August 15-16 ... Won the Minnesota Golf Association Amateur Four-Ball Championship ... Won the Trans Amateur Team Championship with Katie Sharp at the Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club in Southern Pines, North Carolina, shooting a 7-under-par 281 (69-72-68-72) and tied for first place individually.

2016-17 -- Junior

Big Ten Player of the Year ... Earned WGCA honorable mention All-America honors for the second straight year ... Voted MSU's George Alderton Co-Female Athlete of the Year, becoming the fifth different Spartan women's golfer to win the award and first since Allyssa Ferrell in 2014 ... First Team All-Big Ten ... Finished the year with a 72.57 scoring average, second best in school history only to her 72.42 recorded in 2015-16 ... Placed 24th at the NCAA Championships ... Posted three runner-up finishes, including the Mary Fossum Invitational (3-under-par 213), Lady Buckeye Invitational (2-over-par 218) and the Big Ten Championships (5-under-par 211) ... Best round of the year came at the conference tournament where she recorded a school and Big Ten Championships record 9-under-par 63 in the second round ... The 63 tied for the second-lowest round in NCAA women's golf in 2016-17 and included 11 birdies, with six consecutive at one point on the front nine ... Placed 15th at the NCAA Athens Regional (2-over-par 218) ... Named Big Ten Golfer of the Week twice, garnering the honor after her second-place finishes at the Mary Fossum Invitational (Sept. 29) and Lady Buckeye Invitational (April 19) ... Led MSU in even or under-par rounds (13), total birdies (112) and birdies per round (3.2) ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

Summer 2016

One of two Spartans to play in the 2016 U.S. Women's Amateur, shooting 73 and 78, respectively ... Finished ninth at the World University Championships with a 14-over-par 302 (73-79-76-74), helping the United States to a bronze medal in the 14-team field.

2015-16 -- Sophomore
Voted to the WGCA honorable mention All-America team ... First-team All-Big Ten and All-Region honoree ... Posted the lowest scoring average (72.42) in school history (previous record: 73.53 by Caroline Powers in 2010-11) ... Had seven top-10 finishes, including two tournament wins (Landfall Tradition, Oct. 23-25 and Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate, Feb. 21-23) and two runner-up finishes (Tar Heel Invitational, Oct. 9-11 and Lady Buckeye Invitational, April 16-17) ... Played in the NCAA Championships after winning a two-hole playoff in the NCAA Stanford Regional ... Tied for 45th at nationals after shooting a 4-over-par 220 through three rounds, but did not advance to the fourth and final round of stroke play, missing the cut by just two shots ... Ranked first on the team in birdies (124), under-par rounds (15), and top-10 finishes (7) ... Tied for ninth place at the NCAA Stanford Regional with a 2-over-par 215, which was the lowest three-round total ever by a Spartan at NCAA Regionals (previous: 216 by Lindsey Solberg in 2012) ... Tied for seventh at the Big Ten Championships with a 4-under-par 212, the lowest 54-hole score ever by a Spartan at the conference tournament and tied for the eighth-lowest overall in school history ... Recorded the best single-round ever at Michigan State when she shot a 66 both at the Mary Fossum Invitational (Sept. 12) and the Landfall Tradition (Oct. 25) ... Claimed medalist honors at the Landfall Tradition with a career-low 5-under 211, which tied for the fifth-lowest 54-hole score in school history and earned her Golfweek National Player of the Week and Big Ten Golfer of the Week honors ... Won the Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate (Feb. 21-23) with a 211 and was named Big Ten Golfer of the Week for the second time of the season ... Was the Spartans' top placer in all nine events in which she took part.

Summer 2015
Won the Minnesota Match Play State Championship and the Minnesota State Four-Ball Championship . . . Competed in the U.S. Women's Amateur in August and qualified for the U.S. Women's Open in July . . . Tied for third at both the Minnesota Women's State Open Championship during the first week of August and the Canadian Amateur in late July . . . Named the Minnesota Golf Association's Women's Player of the Year.

2014-15 - Freshman
Finished second on the team with a 76.27 scoring average (2,288 strokes in 30 rounds) . . . Started in all 10 of MSU's tournaments . . . Finished third on the team with 54 birdies . . . Tied for the team lead with two under-par rounds . . . Placed a season-high sixth in her first collegiate tournament at the Mary Fossum Invitational (Sept. 13-14) with a 226 (75-70-81); led the field after two rounds and shot a season-low 70 in the second round . . . Tied for 24th place at the Mason Rudolph Championship in Franklin, Tennessee, with a 223 (76-72-75) . . . Also shot a 223 (77-75-71) at the Landfall Tradition in Wilmington, North Carolina, to tie for 49th . . . Tied for 30th at the Briar's Creek Invitational in Johns Island, South Carolina, with a 224 (75-77-72) . . . Carded a 229 (80-74-75) to tie for 27th place at the Bryan National Collegiate in Greensboro, North Carolina . . . Tied for 23rd at the Lady Buckeye Invitational with a 229 (80-74-75) . . . Shot a season-low 222 (72-75-75) to tie for 18th place at the Big Ten Championships . . . Was named to the Big Ten Women's Golfer to Watch List prior to the season.

Summer 2014
Qualified for match play at the U.S. Women's Amateur at Nassau Country Club in Glen Cove, New York, by tying for 15th place with a 3-over 143 (74-69) during the stroke-play portion of the tournament . . . Won the Minnesota State Junior Girls' State Championship by six shots . . . Won the Minnesota Women's Public Golf Association Match Play Championship at Phalen Park Golf Course in St. Paul with a 1-up victory over three-time defending champion Leigh Klasse . . . Claimed medalist honors at the Minnesota Women's State Amateur Four-Ball Championship (69-69--138).

High School
Six-year letterwinner under Coach Mike Schumacher at Wayzata High School; played on the varsity team as a seventh and eighth grader, including a sixth-place finish at the state championships in eighth grade . . . Two-time Minnesota Junior Player of the Year (2012, 2013) . . . At age 16, was named the Minnesota Golf Association Women's Player of the Year, becoming the first junior to do so since 1997 . . . Four-time all-state selection (2011-14) . . . Won the 2013 Minnesota Class AAA state title with a score of 6-under-par 140 (71-69) as a junior, setting a then-tournament record at the state championships . . . Nearly won back-to-back Class AAA state titles, finishing runner-up as a senior in 2014 with an 8-under 136, just one shot out of first place; her performance helped lead Wayzata High School to the Class AAA state championship . . . Claimed medalist honors at the 2013 Minnesota PGA Women's Open Championship (Aug. 7-8) with a two-day total of 5-under par 137; her second round of 67 set a course record The Wilds Golf Club . . . Took home first-place honors at the 2013 Twin Cities' Junior Championship . . . Placed second at both the 2013 Minnesota State Junior Girls' and Minnesota PGA Junior Championships . . . Tied for third at the 2013 Minnesota Women's Amateur . . . Tied for 16th while representing Minnesota at the 2013 USGA State Team Championship Sept. 17-19 in Kettering, Ohio; helped Minnesota tie for eighth place in the tournament . . . Tied for sixth in the 2013 Minnesota Women's Four-Ball (with partner Lexi Bollant) . . . Advanced to the semifinal round at the 2013 Minnesota Women's Public Golf Association Match Play Championship . . . Qualified for the 2013 U.S. Girls' Junior Championship, advancing to match play . . . Took fifth at the 2013 AJGA Coca-Cola Championship at Boyne Highlands . . . Named the 2012-13 Future Collegians World Tour Player of the Year . . . Won FCWT (Future Collegians World Tour) events in 2012-13 at TPC Las Vegas (Dec. 27-28), Wigwam Golf Resort (Jan. 26-27) and Whistling Straits Irish Course (May 4-5) . . . Claimed medalist honors at the 2013 AJGA Preseason Junior at Vinoy Tournament (Feb. 16-18) in St. Petersburg, Florida . . . Took first place at the Future Champions Golf Texas Championship (March 9-10) in Allen, Texas . . . Was named both the regular and junior player of the year in 2012 by the Minnesota Golf Association . . . Won the 2012 Minnesota Women's Amateur in a three-hole playoff after shooting a 54-hole total of 220 (73-75-72) . . . Also won the 2012 MWPGA State Public Links and the Twin Cities Women's Championship . . . Was a semifinalist at the 2012 Minnesota Women's Golf Association State Match Play . . . Took fourth place at the 2012 Minnesota Women's State Open . . . Finished in fifth place at the Minnesota Women's Four-Ball . . . Qualified for match play at the 2012 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links . . . Finished runner-up at the 2012 Minnesota State Junior Girls' Championship.

Born March 15, 1996 . . . daughter of Kurt and Patty Burnham . . . Finance major.


What would your walk out song for the first tee be?
Sippin' on Fire by Florida Georgia Line
What is your dream car?
GMC Yukon Denali
What's your favorite place to go on vacation?
Anywhere up north
Dream foursome?
Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler
What is your proudest accomplishment?
Playing in the 2015 US Women's Open
What actress would play you in a movie about your life?
Reese Witherspoon
What is your favorite subject to study?
What's the most unexpected thing in your golf bag?
What's your favorite club/shot to hit?
If you could be on any game show, which one?
Family Feud Dogs or cats?

Career Stats

2014-15 10 30 2,288 76.27 70 0 1 2 54
2015-16 12 36 2,607 72.42 66 5 7 8 124
2016-17 12 35 2,540 72.57 63 3 1 5 112
2017-18 11 31 2,191 70.68 66 6 3 2 120
TOTAL 45 132 9,626 72.92 63 14 12 17 410

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